Sunday, 26 April 2009

Showing my age

I decided the other day that I really must be getting old. I went shopping in the only CD store in town, (blocking my ears against the blaring rock as I walked through the door). Rather than spending ages (and risking deafness) looking for what I wanted, I asked the young thing behind the counter if she had any Andrew Lloyd Webber. She shrugged and opened a drawer in front of her to flip through the collection. After a few minutes she found two – an orchestral collection and a collection from the musicals themselves. I chose the latter and she went off to find the box, which would be sitting empty on the shelf somewhere. She seemed to be wandering fairly aimlessly for quite a while. Then she frowned and came back to me.

“This Andrew Lloyd Webber,” she said, “is he Country?”

I decided after that episode that it would be easier to order my music over the internet from now on. Coincidentally I had a gift voucher from Amazon UK. So I duly ordered the collector’s edition of the “Les Miserables” DVD and sat back to wait with eager anticipation. It took me a couple of days to realise the annoying fact that if this is a British DVD, it’s probably not going to play on an Australian DVD player. Too late to cancel the order, I’ll just have to wait and see.

You see, if I weren’t so old and decrepit, I would have remembered that regional coding thingy before I ordered. Why do they have it anyway?


Rena said...

OMGosh -- I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this. Country, too funny. Understandable for her age probably, but still funny.

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Angela said...

It is laugh or cry, isn't it?


Meg Wiviott said...

I think we have to laugh when incidents like this happen...and they do seem to be happening more often lately.
I'd say, it's not that you are old, it's that she was SO young!

Kate said...

I must admit I had a hard time not laughing out loud.
Meg, your attitude is much more positive than mine! :D